Best Day Trips from Marrakech
Ideally located in Morocco, The Red City is near the most attractive Moroccan towns and nature’s gems that can be discovered for a day trip from Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.
The Agafay desert is located 45 minutes away from Marrakech and ensures a total change of scene! This rocky, dry and rough expanse is the ideal spot for a camel ride or a quad buggy session. At the camp, visitors can enjoy a mint tea while watching the sunset over the dune or have dinner under a traditional Berber tent. At night, admire the spectacular starry sky and if you are lucky, you may observe the Milky Way.
Escape the city with an invigorating excursion to the Ourika Valley. This haven of greenery will allow you to discover the surroundings of the Atlas Mountains through the winding road that boasts view of high green terraces. Walks are organised to discover one of the hidden gems of the Ourika Valley: the waterfall Setti Fatma. Populated by Berbers, the valley is well preserved and the authenticity of the mountain life is still intact. For ski lovers, a short trip can be organised to Oukaïmeden, both a ski resort and starting point for hikes in summer.
Within three hours-drive from Marrakech, Essaouira also called the “Wind City of Africa,” is known for its traditional architecture and its strong culture. If you are passionate by water sports, Essaouira beach will be your favourite playground during spring and autumn season for kiteboarding and surfing sessions. Do not leave this exotic blue city without wandering around its fortified Medina where visitors may recognise Game of Thrones filming locations.
The white-washed city is a treasure full of architectural gems, inspired from the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles and Moorish heritage. Three hours away from Marrakech, Casablanca is a must-visit city. Let our concierge arrange your day to visit the most renowned sites! Start your day by a visit of the world’s third largest mosque, the sumptuous Mosque Hassan II. With its impressive Moresque arches, its towering bronze doors at each entrance and the incredible zellige interiors. Architecture lovers will also love the famous Mahkama du Pacha, well-known for its turquoise carbed wooden doorways and magnificent stucco and patios. Then, wander in the Habous neighbourhood and get lost in the narrow streets mixing Moroccan architecture illustrated by riads, mosques and hammams. To finish your day properly, have dinner at Bleu restaurant of Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca. Enjoy the view from the outdoor terraces, which provides show-stopping panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline.